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“I focus 100% of my practice on Personal Injury. I believe this area of law takes ALL of an attorney’s focus to be well versed.”

- Steven Palermo

Nassau County
Car Accident

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Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Serving Nassau County, NY

Each year more than two million people are injured or killed in car accidents. Statistics show that every person is likely to be involved in at least one car accident in their lifetime. Nassau roads and highways can be particularly dangerous and car accident injuries pose a significant risk to all motorists. At Palermo Law, our car accident firm is dedicated to representing individuals in Nassau that have suffered serious injuries as a result of another motorist’s negligent driving.

We have litigated hundreds of Nassau County car accident cases in the last twenty years. As a result, we have become very skilled at all aspects of car accident litigation, including no-fault and property damage claims.

Therefore, if you have suffered injuries in a car accident it is a good idea to consult with a car accident attorney as soon as possible. Hiring an experienced attorney early on in the process will help protect your legal rights, ensure your medical bills and lost wages are paid, and give you an advantage building a strong personal injury case. An early investigation will also help preserve key evidence in your case.

Act Soon to Meet Compensation Deadlines

In Nassau, after you’ve been in an auto accident, you have only thirty days to file for no-fault insurance benefits. Medical bills and lost wages are paid through no-fault insurance. Failing to file in time can result in denial of your no-fault benefits and may make you personally responsible for these bills.

But there are benefits beyond no-fault insurance coverage, so filing a car accident bodily injury claim would be the next step. In auto accident cases there is generally a three-year statute of limitations to initiate a lawsuit. However, that time period may be reduced to as little as 90 days if your car accident involves a municipal entity such as a town owned vehicle or school bus. So, it’s best to consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

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Helping those in need obtain the
justice they deserve.

Palermo Law consists of a close-knit group of compassionate, fully qualified, and focused personal injury lawyers with over thirty years of experience in this type of law. Steven Palermo, our managing partner, leads the legal team and personally oversees all injury and accident cases in Nassau County. He has a real passion for helping people who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own and fighting for the compensation they deserve from the big multi-million dollar insurance companies that do their best to quash these cases and minimize your injuries. 

If you or a family member has been involved in an accident and suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional egregious act, arrange a free, no-obligation consultation today.

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A Passion For Helping Injured People

We are true Nassau County car accident lawyers. With over two decades of experience, Nassau County car accident lawyer Steven Palermo heads the legal team at Palermo Law. He personally oversees every claim from its inception through its conclusion. His law firm has litigated thousands of claims and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He has a passion for helping injured people in their fight for justice against giant multi-million dollar insurance companies that try to minimize his client’s injuries. Therefore, if you or a loved one have suffered a significant injury in Nassau County as a result of another party’s negligence and would like to schedule a free no obligation initial consultation with an experienced Nassau County car accident lawyer, call or e-mail us today.

We can also arrange an in home or hospital visit anywhere in Nassau County. Also, we handle all accident claims on a contingency basis meaning we never charge a fee unless we win your claim.

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How Much Compensation Will I Get From My Accident?

The value of an injury suffered in a car accident is an accumulation of several different factors. These include any accident related economic expenses such as lost wages and damage to your car as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. At Palermo Law, our experience in handling thousands of personal injury cases allows us to accurately assess the value of your case to determine the fairest settlement or jury award. In cases of long-term injuries, we partner with experts in the fields of medicine and economics to make sure that your compensation is adjusted for future inflation. This allows you the peace of mind knowing that you will be compensated for years to come.

No-Fault Insurance

The first source of compensation is from no-fault insurance. However, most no-fault insurance carriers only receive coverage for up to $50,000. it is possible that your No-Fault insurance will not be sufficient to cover all of your accident related expenses. If this should be the case, there are other options to get coverage for these expenses.

Once No-Fault is exhausted, any additional medical bills should be submitted to your private health insurance carrier. If you are a Medicare or Medicaid recipient, your medical bills should be submitted to those agencies.

In certain situations, your private health insurance will be entitled to reimbursement for any costs related to your accident should there be a recovery. Medicare and Medicaid are always entitled to reimbursement for any expenses they incur should you receive a recovery for your accident.

Lost Wages

Once your No-Fault insurance is exhausted, there are several possible ways to receive lost wages. First, most private disability policies will cover your lost wages following a car accident. Second, if you are disabled for more than twelve consecutive months, you can apply for Social Security Disability. Finally, you can include any lost wage claim into your bodily injury claim against the responsible party’s car insurance policy. Unfortunately, this will mean that you will have to wait until your claim is resolved to receive your lost wages.

Pain and Suffering

After that, if you have sustained longer-lasting injuries or are experiencing pain and suffering as a result of the accident, then you can be further compensated. New York state law allows you to make a claim for these and other expenses, and at Palermo Law, we have the team to help you.

Pain and suffering is a broad term. It includes mental anguish, insomnia, flashbacks, the inability to enjoy your hobbies and pastimes, or being unable to play with your kids. Essentially, any way in which your general lifestyle has been negatively affected by the accident can be considered as pain and suffering. Articulating the ways in which your life has been affected, and putting a dollar figure on them, can be a complex proposition. However, this is one way that the attorneys at Palermo Law are more than ready to take on for you.

Contact Us at No Financial Risk

There is absolutely no cost to hire our law firm. We work on a contingency basis. That means that if we are not able to win your case there is no charge. If we are successful in winning your case, we earn a fee of 1/3 of the recovery for your bodily injury claim. We never charge additional fees for handling No-Fault and property damage issues. We also will lay out all of the litigation expenses in the case. This way there is no financial risk to you.

Finally, we always offer a free initial consultation at any of our six locations throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Further, we offer in-home or hospital initial consultations for our Nassau County Car Accident Clients. It is always our goal to be the best car accident law firm in Nassau County. Therefore, we’re always willing to go the extra mile for our clients.

Accidents happen. Don’t find yourself caught helpless if you experience a car accident of your own. The attorneys at Palermo Law have over 25 years of experience in many different personal injury areas. Reach out to a Nassau County Car Accident Lawyer for a free consultation of your case. We want to fight for you.

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